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New website launched

Posted: 16 July 2007

DeA and IA have announced the launch of a new web site for the NLPG, which take it a step further in its vision of providing the definitive and most up-to-date addressing service for England and Wales.

The new NLPG web site provides access to a full range of NLPG related information, with particular support to local authority address gazetteer custodians and street naming and numbering officers. The new site also acts as a gateway to three new services: NLPG advance, my NLPG and the NLPG search site.
NLPG advance is an online facility to distribute information on new property developments. This data will come from, amongst others, Street Naming and Numbering, Building Control and Planning functions within Local Authorities, which work closely with custodians of the LLPGs. The NLPG is already available and receiving over 1,500 updates from local authorities in England and Wales each month. The NLPG advance framework holds the appropriate data extracted from the NLPG and the mechanism to extract that data has already been developed.
Initially NLPG advance will deliver details of all new addresses. It will be extended to include new build and infill development at the earliest stage in the lifecycle of the properties. Property splits and mergers will also be included. The service could be extended at a later date to offer address change information. NLPG advance will be useful for anybody who needs accurate, timely and comprehensive information on new developments.
NLPG search is essentially a simple web service enabling NLPG licensees to carry out searches of the whole NLPG including areas outside their normal area of operation. The search service is designed to be very user friendly, with just one search box into which a UPRN or any part of an address can be entered. The return then displays all of the possible options relating to the user's query displayed in a table with the primary UPRN, the address and the local authority, which created the data. Thefacility includes a link to Google maps and aerial imagery.
my NLPG is a new option to be made available to all Authority Liaison Officers to send candidate properties and general feedback to the NLPG Hub. Candidates can either be sent via this interactive web site which will validate the incoming data and search the NLPG for any matching information or, where more than one candidate is proposed, via the upload of a DTF7.3 Candidate file to the site.
16 July 2007

Notes to Editors:
The NLPG was initiated in 1999 to become the master address dataset for England and Wales and the central hub for the 376 address creating Local Authorities and their Local Land and Property Gazetteers (LLPGs). Based on unique property reference numbers (UPRNs) the underlying principle of these gazetteers is to provide a single definitive address database for all departments and systems across a local authority in order to cut costs, improve efficiency and service delivery.
The dataset enables various local authority departments - from revenue collection and environmental health, to social security, the electoral roll and education - to now offer true âjoined up' government. The benefits also go beyond service delivery. Fraud prevention, tax collection and disaster planning all benefit from the fact that each property is given a âUnique Property Reference Number' which transcends (property) numbers, names, descriptions (such as âThe Nursing Home') and postcodes. UPRNs are assigned for the full life of the plot and/or building.
The project was given a significant boost in 2005 with the introduction of the Mapping Services Agreement, which committed all Local Authorities to bringing their gazetteers up to standard and to start submitting regular updates to the NLPG hub for use by national and regional organisations. Collaboration with DNA-S (Definitive National Addressing for Scotland) who use the same BS7666 processes and database schemas means that the a British addressing infrastructure is now a reality.
Intelligent Addressing is a specialist private sector consultancy (an SME) employing recognised experts in addressing. It was originally set up to help develop the National Land and Property Gazetteer (NLPG) on behalf of local government and now manages the NLPG and NSG central data hubs under the terms of the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with local government.
Intelligent Addressing Contact:
Gayle Gander, Head of Marketing | Tel: 020 7747 3500 | Email: [email protected] | www.nlpg.org.uk
Editorial enquiries and colour separation requests:
William Allbrook T: 01666 826641 | F: 01666 824668
The Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) The IDeA works in partnership with all councils, to enhance the performance of the best, accelerate the speed of improvement of the rest, and develop the sector as a whole. IDeA has brokered the Mapping Services Agreement (MSA) with Intelligent Addressing to develop the NLPG and NSG, through the Local Government Information House (LGIH), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Agency.
Working in partnership with the local government community developing national infrastructure projects that enable councils to deliver local services more effectively, LGIH acts as an intermediary between the public and the private sector enabling it to negotiate with private companies on behalf of local authorities in order to provide key parts of a technical infrastructure for improved service delivery.
The NLPG is a joint venture between the Information House and Intelligent Addressing Limited.
IDeA contacts:
Steve Brandwood, Programme Manager | T: 020 7296 6615 | E: [email protected]
Media: Paul Bailey | 020 7296 6529
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